Stephen Lendman May 10 2013
Obama’s already waging multiple direct and proxy wars. He’s heading America for more. Media scoundrels support it. They back all US aggression. They’re beating the drums again now. They’re manipulating public sentiment for support.
Russia, China and most other nations want peace. May 8 commemorates Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). Russia’s toll was greatest. For many, war horrors still echo.
On May 9, Russia commemorated Victory Day. Ceremonies included an elaborate Red Square military parade. Vladimir Putin spoke on the occasion. He’s mindful of Washington’s imperial plans. He stressed Russia’s commitment to peace, saying:
“We remember what the tragedy of war means, and we will do everything, everything that we can to ensure that no one ever dares unleash another one, to ensure that no one threatens our children, our home, our land.”
“We will do everything to strengthen global security.”
Washington, key NATO partners, Israel, and other regional allies threaten it. They’re heading incrementally for more war. Ousting Assad remains policy.
On May 9, Secretary of State Kerry reiterated where America stands.
During a meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, he claimed all sides were working to “effect a transition government by mutual consent of both sides, which clearly means that in our judgment President Assad will not be a component of that transitional government.”
In other words, Assad must go. Syrians have no say. International law doesn’t matter. US-prioritized regime change overrules it. Washington rules alone count. Same old, same old remains policy.
Recent events suggest what’s coming. Israel’s very much involved. Last weekend’s premeditated bombings were a joint US/Israeli operation. Very likely they advanced the ball toward full-scale intervention.
Falsely accusing Syria of using chemical weapons did so further. Western-backed death squad massacres blamed on Assad pile on more.